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  1. Looks good. Not sure why, but your reflection reminded me of this:
    8 points
  2. Finally finished and trail ready for hunting and exploring the dirt. FOX 2.0 Front & Rear Method Grid Black Rims Toyo AT3 35” Tires N-fab Steps Magnaflow Cat-Back BlackBear Performance Tune S&B Cold Air Intake Westin Front & Rear Bumper Putco Venture Rack GMC Sierra 2500 switch lightbar mod Raptor Sytle Grill LED’s Pedal Commander All Top Shade Cover OffGrid Camper
    8 points
  3. Not really a "mod", but a huge improvement. Started getting the TC shudder, after 44000 miles. Took it in for the TSB, that flushes, and then replaces the transmission fluid with the new Mobil 1 Blue Label. It is going through the relearn now but feels like a new truck!
    7 points
  4. got the hidden winch all buttoned up, it's not perfect but works
    6 points
  5. Bought myself a Christmas present. Morimoto XB LED tail lights, More pics to come at night time... probably tomorrow as I'm having dinner on Christmas with a retired IBM CEO - I'm so going to geek out!
    6 points
  6. We need snow bad here in south central Colorado mountains. Barely any cover at 9000'. The 14-teeners have some above 11000' but not much. I do have a pet kitty though.
    5 points
  7. No worries mate... it was only a movie.
    5 points
  8. Twice a year, I find the bumpstops. Last year we had a logger pay us $20k to take 94 of the largest, oldest trees back in the woods, and they left the tops and otherwise useless pieces, mostly oak; after I split this, I'll have enough wood to heat the house for half a decade, with enough still left down "in the holler" to last until I retire and move South. To get out, I tossed it in 4-Lo to climb the steep, 200 yard, muddy uphill exit. The truck walked up the hill with minimal throttle and occasional wheelspin despite the AT Pirellis and copious weight.
    5 points
  9. My stock '15 Sierra 4X4 has been put to the test during our past several days of heavy snow. We're at the end of a cul-de-sac with an incline up to a main road. I think it will be a long time before my neighbors (or Mrs.) asks why I drive a big truck! It has proven itself as a reliable, warm, safe and unstoppable shuttle when needs arise during these extreme weather events!
    5 points
  10. 5 points
  11. GM is showing an unknown stock on them at one warehouse. They are on National Control so if the dealer put a SPAC case on it, all they can do is wait until GM releases it to them. Not sure if you are aware of all the world issues going on right now, you know...people quitting, boats stuck at port, lots on sick leave for COVID...EVERYONE is waiting for parts, vehicles, etc. Its not just you.
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. Today I got to do something unheard of around here on January 12th. I gave the big girl a hand wash in the street. It was 36°F here today. The fist pic is the foam cannon action , not salt.
    4 points
  14. Had a lot done a lot in the last month or so. Totally new brake system save a few lines, BT Dieselworks autosync, short antenna, APS sidesteps, Morimoto headlights, then had wheels and tires done last week or so. Tried to get Eibach pro truck shocks done today but my lower spring perches are pretty shot so doing Eibach stage 2 kit now. Waiting on good weather to do plugs, wires, tow spec full aluminum radiator, sure-cool valve, black rear bumper, black front bumper, Morimoto fogs, and updated rearview cam. Waiting on parts for DOD delete kit and Circle D converter, also Kryptonite hubs and tie rods to do an offroad spec knuckle conversion with cognito and TTX control arms. When everything mechanical is sorted going to do rust repair/prevention and paint correction with debadge.
    4 points
  15. I use a small volume private shop with an owner I have developed a personal relationship with. I don't think this is chain store service when you get as picky as I do. This was my OEM factory alignment. So much for, "It leaves the factory perfect". This is the job Deegan's did shortly after I bought it. 2+ MPG difference. This is the alignment after the Bell/King/Deaver upgrades. Thrust angle on this one was ZERO as was steer ahead. Added over 50 yards to the 50 mph coast down distance. The first check and subsequent adjustments produced 125K miles of tire life on the OEM set I balance every 10K and rotate every 5K Check and adjust as needed every time I put my butt in the seat OEM tires left service with 5/32" left and dead even wear. They dated out or I would have run them another 25K. I don't tell people what I think this or that is worth based on my best guess or speculation. I base it on RESULTS I get from the work I do. I don't guess. I measure, adjust and repair/modify as needed. Collect the data and graph it or photograph it. Tire life was the result of 125K miles of such tweaks. I pay for this work. I reap the results of that work. I share those results AND THE WORK so that others may PROFIT if they choose to. If you're good with 40 to 60K out of tires and doing full suspension rebuilds every 100K or so then ignore the advice. It cost me nothing. In fact it pays me. My gas savings alone pay for my alignment checks and leave enough left over for pizza and beer. I spend less on rotations and balance than the price of a new set of tires given the extra miles I get from them. I have no interest in ROI. Truck isn't a business and I have no board to answer to. To the OP. Lift, Aggressive larger tires. Alignment. All MPG Killers. Cold oil affects ALL drivelines. Cold is just winter. Not as big a deal as some think. It is viscosity related but not the largest piece of the pie. I've done my best with a good sharp factory tune and careful setup of suspension and lubricant choices. The difference between my lightest to heaviest oils has been about 1.5 mpg. The difference in equipment life based on viscosity can be multiples. I lean heavy and I run colder than most. Just say'n.
    4 points
  16. Replaced interior door trim $33.02 after GM reward points and another 15% discount, not too shabby. A few clips later and now a much better contrast
    4 points
  17. I'm just saying if you never trade it in then depreciation is not ownership cost at that point. Trading it in yes but if you keep it then no. Undesirable vehicle is up to the owner. I wouldn't want to own a Ford Model T but I know a lot of collectors who would. I'm playing devil's advocate that's all. I think EVs are great commuter cars. They are not ready to be road trippers yet but they would be fantastic to drive to and from work and putt around town in. So you travel 400 miles a day to get to work? Also just as an FYI the rating for these trucks is with 1,000 pounds in the bed. Without the weight they should get slightly better than 400 miles on a charge. Yes I know your side by side bikes to carry you and your boyfriend around weigh more than that. I believe in Austin it is free to charge at a station. I know in Cali it is often free of charge. Here are Fort Worth stats https://chargehub.com/en/countries/united-states/texas/fort-worth.html You can see percentage of charging stations being free are 60%. Lmfao okay boomer you take your TRX. Off the line the EV is faster every single time. This may not be the greatest comparison ever but Tesla Plaid vs any car of your choosing, other than hypercars, Tesla Plaid beats it all day. I don't understand why you pensioners are so obsessed with these vehicles being road trip vehicles when they are so obviously commuter cars too. We get it, you guys are retired and can spend your day road tripping. Some of us are still contributing to society.
    4 points
  18. It's been awhile since I posted and didn't really like the new style of forum posting as it seems more tuned to phones. I am not much into phones? Guess that makes me old...Oh.well! I just had a major, major mechanical fiasco the other day. The truck just wouldn't get up to temp so I watched "her" real close. Normally, I have AM radio cranked up and HOT COFFEE and paying attention to the other idiots on the road seems like a better idea than watching my dummy gauges. Long story short is $70.00 for a thermostat/all in one with housing about made me crap my pants because prices are going up but this is rather obscene don't ya think? I don't know what else to say really other than I am gunning for Cadillac Luke on mileage and keeping Grumps at bay from my mileage! As a reminder folks: AFM is enabled, and every other thing like the junk 8speed is all original and like grumps says, "It runs perfectly fine until it finally dies" It's great to be the luckiest GM owner on the planet because this thing is classic GM Body of Frame truck.....runs forever!
    4 points
  19. You know what, just had a thought. GM should have put a midgate in it and called it AVALANCHE (blue E obviously). This is a huge missed opportunity to bring back the Avalanche as an exciting EV option. Also, fun fact for anyone that doesn't know, the Hummer EV (and this most likely) are unibody construction. There is no ladder frame underneath it. Its built just like a Ridgeline, Chevy Traverse, Ford Maverick, etc. Unibody with front and rear suspension/powertrain cradles. The Silverado EV should have followed the F150 Lightning formula and look like the 2022 Silverado but be an EV. So similar interior, EV styled front, body on frame traditional construction.
    4 points
  20. Alright everyone, First went for a drive and verified that i can see the DFM activate, which i saw. i am using an Autel MP808 i pulled over shut off the engine pulled fuse 60 and 67 and started the engine back up. no CEL, no codes in any other module. hit the main road and pulled my foot off the pedal(still light pedal to keep speed, noticed that the DFM was activating. Pulling the fuses does NOT disable the DFM. I was that the hood status was on the DFM page, i pulled over popped the hood and verified that the hood was properly latched and continued, immediately the dash reminder came on(to tell you the hood is open) and DFM was still not disable. Sorry guys i wish this would of worked. I wonder what those fuses actually do? FYI i was that DFM is activated when you're off the petal and coasting it seems to default to pistons 1 &3.
    4 points
  21. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ finally got around to addressing these things… the OEM Step bars for the All-Terrain. Flaking like crazy. Took em off, power-washed them to get off all the loose stuff. I know there are people who swear by it, but I have yet to see something powder coated stay coated. And these are only 3.5 yrs old. Anyway, I don’t really have the means to fully strip them so I got off all the stuff that would come off. Cleaned them with some brake cleaner and then some simple green, then alcohol, and then used a can and a half of this stuff (3 coats) They Lk good, but we’ll see if it lasts. (That said they don’t have to last past March )
    4 points
  22. I finally got around to installing my hidden winch mount. A little cutting and grinding here and there, only to the winch mounting plate, and it's finally installed. One bumper mounting bolt didn't line up but if I move the winch rearward an inch or so on the mounting plate I can utilize the 6th bolt, just need to drill new winch mounting bolt holes in the mounting plate. Just ran out of time. Two things I need to do: First, I still have to mount the control box for the winch elsewhere in the engine compartment due to tolerances. It simply doesn't fit on the top of the winch. Second thing I need to do is weld up a mount for the Hawse Fairlead and cut the hole in the plastic fascia of the bumper. Other than those two small things left to do, it's good to go. Basically, the hidden winch mounting plate bolted up nicely and the bumper installed with perfect clearances, minus one bolt, which is an easy fix. Once the extended cables come in I will wire up the control box, move the winch back an inch, and mount the fairlead. Oh yeah, please don't ridicule me too bad for the two ugly cuts on the front of the mounting plate, lol. I'll square them up before the install is completed, my OCD won't allow me not to.
    4 points
  23. This is my dad’s old bike that I inherited years ago. 1972 Triumph Tiger Daytona. Fun little bike, but haven’t tinkered with (or ridden) it much. Feel like my 9 lives on two wheels were used up in my teens and early 20s. Nothing wrong with walking away and putting the money elsewhere.
    4 points
  24. I think any vehicle or truck from the 90's or early 2000's is going to be "better" in my opinion. Vehicles these days have been beat nearly to death with the good idea fairy wand. I miss my '95 yota and my '95 F150 longbed with a F250 V8 swap. No screens or touch buttons, not loaded with airbags, metal body panels, limited VVT, cheap parts, mechanically reliable, low taxes. Yea the MPG might have been a few lower, but the radios always worked, heat was hot, the AC was cold, and they got where you wanted to go. The current trend of turning everything into an iphone with wheels is such a huge turn off for me. It's a vehicle, I don't need to pay nearly twice the base model price and then more taxes over time for tech packages. So OP probably knows what I'm gonna say. Let it go. All them bells and whistles ain't worth it once the new wears off and the old shines through, because you're most likely gonna be out of pocket or in debt for a headache. I think it's the most preposterous thing in the world to pay that much for a limo truck unless you're a full time plow driver, and even then I would still dial it back at these price points. The aftermarket performance options also dwarf OEM pretty much across the board. If you definably need a truck you're gonna be dirty in it, you're gonna give it hell now and then, it's gonna break, and at that price with all those creature comforts the thing is gonna end up owning you. Counting on GM to the tune of any amount these days is a gamble. Spend the money you would save on trim for tailoring the vehicle to your specific needs. You will be happier to have a fully capable tool compared to a fashion statement you overpaid on when the screen freezes, the speakers suck, or you get it dirty. All that for a cute emblem or modern exterior design language and some tech? Put your money into capability not appeal.
    4 points
  25. I personally spend more time browsing on my phone and me and ryan are alot more active on facebook. Tapatalk is such a ****** app in my opinion so I never use it lol but yes huge updates on red. Ive finished the body work on it and have it finally looking the way I want, its parked for winter right now. I had plans to finish it this year at some point but ended up literally exploding a deer at 60mph which prompted me and my body guy to just go ahead and finish the truck. Its officially rust free, I got ahold of an already painted rust free bed and started there, then after hitting the deer got the new front fenders bumper grill and cowl hood done. I rewired my train horn and got that setup, the exhaust got finished in 2019. Other than all that its just been my sunday driver. The motor is still on the back burner because im not sure what I want to do yet with it. and it has all new brakes, lines, and soon new fuel system. Painting the roof, new tailgate, 2 passenger doors, bed liner and undercoating are also on the list.
    4 points
  26. Merry Christmas to all my K2 brothers Santa always brings me mods. Maybe he bring you some too
    4 points
  27. Neither. Both are just wastes of time. Your stock air intake is a cold air intake. You can change the tube to the MIT Airraid but that is about it. Hell there is even a stock box mod you can do that will make it work even better but aftermarket intakes are trash. S&B intakes look cool though.
    4 points
  28. Amazing the stuff people can come up with. Is this possible? Sure, if you're an idiot. I have been prefilling oil filters for over 50 years. Never had an engine failure. The first start after an oil change and not prefilling an oil filter causes a short time before oil pressure comes up while it fills up the oil filter. Does this matter? To me it does. Your vehicle, your choice.
    4 points
  29. Let it sit overnight then check it.
    4 points
  30. I have a 2018 4.3l. Originally had a 2" level but ended up putting a 6.5" lift with 35s. K&N Intake. It gets up, even better on E85. I pull my 20' boat on the regular no problem. 13.5 average MPG, mostly in the city.
    3 points
  31. Don't count on Mary, when it comes to the bowties all she sees is chEVrolet. John deLorean barely slipped the GTO past Ed Cole, Mary would have de-nutted him.
    3 points
  32. Yes, 668HP is nice, but let's just skip the nonsense and put the LT5 into all of them and get 755HP!! We both know that sounds so much more enticing!!! Claiming 755HP with a Corvette ZR1 motor would most definitely get people into the dealerships and looking at them, if not signing their names on the lines.
    3 points
  33. All of this is overblown. Remember, anyone can sue anyone in the US for anything...and claim anything in their lawsuit. I can sue GM for my car turning into a rainbow elephant at night and haunting me in my sleep, and if I get enough people to agree with me, I can even make it a class action lawsuit. Doesn't mean it'll ever get anywhere. 9 out of 10 class action lawsuits end up vanishing. Also remember that GM has sold somewhere in the realm of 2.8 million of these trucks, with probably at least half being 5.3 V8 w/DFM. Based on numbers on this forum and just extrapolating that, I'd wager that there's maybe 1000-3000 engines that have this issues? That's somewhere in the realm of 0.1% - 0.3% of total vehicles sold with this engine.... EVERY manufacturer has issues during manufacturing. Bad batch of parts from a supplier, issue with a line process, assembly error, etc. If you have the issue, you just happened to get unlucky. Get the warranty service and go about your life. It's hilarious when people say stuff like "Oh I'll never own a GM again or GM is so trash, blah blah blah blah" based on such tiny numbers. Have fun with Ford and Ram's plethora of their own issues.
    3 points
  34. Water in motor oil comes mostly from combustion byproducts sneaking past the rings. Water and CO2 is what you get when hydrocarbons oxidize (burn). ATF in a sealed automatic transmission no such condition exists and because of this and the layout of the transmission and it's one small vent, absorbing it from the atmosphere is minimal. Unless you submerge the vehicle past that vent ordinary fluid exchanges carried out routinely on the severe schedule will keep it from collecting. No need to worry about getting it hot enough to vaporize. That said a routine UOA would alert you to an water or glycol leaks in the radiator side cooler. If yours in all air exchange you would be less likely to have an issue with water even at very cold temperatures.
    3 points
  35. Mine is still using the pill flip method. I did the pill flip in a factory thermostat on March 30, 2018 at 58,378 miles. Today she has 151,700 trouble free miles on her. At 50K I did the first trans service. R&R the pan and change the filter and started the conversion to Red Line D6 ATF. At 70,000 I installed a PML 8 quart pan with drain and continued the Red Line swap over. I did another at 80K. Again at 100K. Once more at 127K and due again. Now 95.5% Red Line and ready for another exchange. 25K intervals from now on. On July 12, 2018, around 70K, I installed the IPSCO water thermostat and started using a Stant 180 F thermostat. 91,801 miles installed Reisch Racing 170 F water thermostat. Previous factory housing units from JET which I started using at 25K were failing as fast as I could order them. This lowered all fluid temperatures a bit more. This photo was on a 85F day on the Interstate a few hours into the trip. Pretty average summer numbers for this truck. The other day in 0 F weather the trans temp was running 110 F once warmed fully and oil was 188 F. Notes of possible difference. Pepper does NOT have a secondary transmission cooler in the AC condenser. So it runs a but warmer in winter than those that do. Also she hibernates most of the winter so miles accumulated during temperatures below 32 F are few. In the summer the trans runs as cool as those units that have secondary coolers because of the lower water thermostat. That's all the information I have on this to date. I have the new thermostat in a box here on the floor and intend to install that as soon as weather and old bones permit. I'm doing this to set a floor on the ATF temperature closer to 155 F under all conditions.
    3 points
  36. Last two winters by mid December I was crawling on hands and knees for that 3 AM bathroom call spending hours each morning loosening up. Summer was better but not by much. Then in March 2021 wife said we are going on a diet. Yea....not a diet guy, but...she knows how I like stats so she puts an app on my phone and we dive in. I can measure nearly everything and track and graph.... There was allot to learn. I had no idea how poorly I ate thinking I was actually doing bettr than most. Humbling experience. So along with loosing about 25 pounds in forty some weeks my back no longer is an issue and a crazy amount of strength has returned. Range of motion has improved allot. I'd list all the physical pluses I've experienced but......... Public board and all. Bottom line. Diet made a huge difference in my comfort level, my general health and physical ability. Yes I eat less but more importantly I eat more balanced. I think that made the biggest difference. I had no idea how much saturated fat I ate being already 'careful' about fat intake. I eat as much fat as ever but the types have changed allot. My fiber intake was silly low that than makes a huge difference. I also thought I was getting more than enough. Tracking it and measuring it I found out how wrong I was. Oddly enough. I'm enjoying eating more than I ever have. I've done more work on my machines in the last six months than the last twenty years and I'm having fun.
    3 points
  37. The short answer Grumpy, I use OEM for some things, after market for others. I try to keep it simple usually going with good, better or best depending on the product.
    3 points
  38. Normal is good. Every 6.0 I've owned or been in run 35-40psi after cold start idle down, hot idle 25-30psi. GM minimum spec is 6psi for every 1000rpm, so as long as you are over 6psi at 1000rpm, its fine.
    3 points
  39. So you can’t debate and go to insults, fine I’ll play…ok first off I’m married to my high school sweetheart who has given me a beautiful boy and a girl. I have worked my tail off and have 2 masters degrees that I have paid for MYSELF! Secondly, I use my truck to haul my boat to my cabin, my side by sides to the black hills, and my family around to sporting events and family events. “Not my boyfriend “, which is quite ignorant!! But I wouldn’t expect anything more from this so called debate…… Third, For like the tenth time, THIS ISNT CALIFORNIA OR TEXAS YOU IGNORANT LITTLE CHILD!! If you had read for comprehension. I live in Iowa and EV charging ports are not available like they are in the LiBtard big cities!! Also, how well do you think these EVs will hold up in the cold?? It’s -27 degrees this morning Ya like all batteries. Cold drains them!! Fourth, your comparison is yes, childish/stupid because you have a car half the weight of the TRX. I atleast kept it truck to truck. You always have to take into account depreciation! Your ignorant so I understand why you don’t. And after 8+ years and that battery is wearing down, you’ll probably spend somewhere like $10k-$20k to replace the batteries??? When a combustion engine would be anywhere to 1/2 or 1/4 of that price……ya. Way to think that over!!!! You might have to whine/beg to someone to give you another loan to replace your batteries!!! Fifth, we haven’t even gone into your electric bill at your house going up. Thanks to your wonderful “president” inflation is skyrocketing and electric bills are going through the roof. What do you thinks gonna happen when you have to plug it in all the time Sixth, I’m far from retirement, I’m 40 years old and enjoying life…..seems to me you bit off more than you can chew little pup, and need to get out and enjoy your life instead of being a little keyboard warrior! I’m off to work. Have a fantastic day, do something productive, and always, always enjoy life!!! It’s priceless.
    3 points
  40. @Grumpy Bear please give us your thoughts sir .... How does this compare to the almighty 4.3 ?
    3 points
  41. Ford might have a better formula, making the Lightning look more like a normal F-150. Then again, everyone who buys an EV feels the need to be seen and worshipped. This very aggressive design may work out fine.
    3 points
  42. I get Avalanche vibes more so than Silverado.
    3 points
  43. Reading the Owners manual on my new '22 3500 Denali. Pretty boring after reading the manual for my '21 1500 Denali. But one section caught me off guard. Says you can lock out the inner gate. Had to go back to the 21's manual to see if I missed it last year. Nope, not in it. Hopefully @newdude will see this and respond, if'n this can be programmed into a 21. I went out to the 21 to see if it worked and wasn't mentioned in the manual. No luck. Anyone have a '22 1500 limited and have this feature?
    3 points
  44. Here is a picture taken by my brother in 1972...
    3 points
  45. got the ss3 installed, I am limited with file space on here so you can see the results here https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/black-betty-2018-z71-silverado-build.114885/page-55
    3 points
  46. The trick to not getting blasted is to stay off Gravel roads. My truck is scared of Gravel. It does sudden u turns when approaching gravel with the driver bitching and moaning. Stay out of the rocks that collect at intersections too.
    3 points
  47. I decided I didn't like the GMC on the tailgate (no the new emblem isn't crooked, it is the camera angle) or the chrome emblems on the doors. Thanks to 0fx2gv (www.0fx2gv.com) for the emblems. I can't wait for my new grill emblem and fender vent emblems to get here! Now I just need to order the black exhaust tips.
    3 points
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